Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Bluestone Wales Holiday Review

Last Monday we set of for a family Holiday to Bluestone National Park Resort for a review.
It took us over 4 hours to arrive and we could check in at 4.30pm so it was a very long journey but quite enjoyable especially since Wales is so beautiful.

We arrived a our self catering lodge we were in the Gateholm 3 bed upside down lodge, which meant the bedrooms were situated downstairs and the living area upstairs! I really love the idea of it especially since you tend to spend more time in the 'living' spaces so you could just stare out of the windows at the amazing forest views!

In the lodge there were 3 bedrooms, 1 double with family bathroom en-suite, and two twin rooms, and a separate bathroom with double shower so lots of space!

The Living area was opened planned with lovely big windows, lots of light, electric heaters which worked a treat when it got a bit chilly in the evenings. The whole place felt really homely, very family orientated fully equipped with stair-gates, highchairs & travel cot.
The kitchen was very modern and spacious again fully equipped with everything you would really have in your own home, kettle, toaster & microwave.

There is free wifi in each accommodation, free view TV and DVD player.

Bluestone have a lovely little village with a beautiful wooden play area for the children.
Souvenir shops and a little supermarket type shop to buy those essentials if needed.
There were 3 restaurants in the village, OAK tree which was slightly more fine dining in my opinion.
Farm House Grill again more for evening meals and serve a sunday roast. 
The Knights Tafarn great pub food open all day and very reasonable in price.
We had lunch at Millers bakery which served yummy homemade Welsh cakes and sausage rolls oh and of course couldn't forget an ice-cream!

Bluestone have a Well Spa which sadly i didn't get a chance to use. 
They have a range a special 2 hour spa slots, as well as lots of treatments to choose from if you can get way from the kiddies for a couple of hours!

Bluestone have an Activity Centre they offer a very good amount of different activities for babies and upwards from messy & sensory play to kayaking and raft building!
Theres a huge amount of things to do to keep all the family busy and active indoor and outdoor fun.

We were very impressed by the large wooden indoor climbing frame, Mini golf, soft play and bouncy castle the kids had hours of fun!

We also went swimming at the Blue Lagoon Waterpark just a short stroll up the hill, the pool comes equipped with lots of flumes a couple of fun separate smaller pools with slides for the younger children. Wild waves and they also have The Fish Shack where you can pick up some refreshments of hot and cold food after your swim.

Some added perks of Bluestone is that you can Bikes, Trailers & Buggys. They also have a good choice of evening entertainment to get all the family out including shows and Adult evenings to! And if your stuck for a baby sitter they also have qualified sitters what more could you want!

I can't actually believe how quick this holiday went we thoroughly enjoyed every minute, it was peaceful, angelic the idea family holiday for us to be perfectly honest! Would highly recommend it and would definitely book to go back.

Disclaimer- We were invited to stay at bluestone in exchange for an honest review, all thoughts and opinions are my own. 


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